GOUROCK TO TARBERT YACHT RACE 1984

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Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • Bute

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Sporting activities
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1980s

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Title: GOUROCK TO TARBERT YACHT RACE 1984

Reference number: 8794

Date: 1984*

Director: filmed by Don McLachlan (?)

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.26 mins

Description: Yachts muster on the Firth of Clyde off Gourock for the start of a club race to Tarbert.

Don McLachlan was a keen amateur cameraman who began filming in 1935, firstly on 16mm reversal, then later on video. An engineer, keen sailor and family man, he recorded many aspects of his life, but rarely his working life. He died in December 2003.

Shotlist: [no title] - gvs of yachts gathered for Clyde Cruising Club? race on Firth of Clyde off Gourock - shots of race marshal's boat with start flag and Gourock-Dunoon ferry passing through yachts - shots of yachts waiting for start of race, including 'Renegade', 'Jezebel' nearest to camera (3.33) long and c/u shots of yachts under sail on firth, passing Cloch lighthouse, including 'Salamander IV', 'Fast Buck', 'Checkmate' (8.26)